HTC has begun sending out press invites for an event in New York scheduled for the 19th of August. With the recent rumours about a HTC One M8 for Windows, many are predicting that this event is meant to unveil the Taiwanese company’s latest flagship smartphone, powered by Windows Phone 8.1.
It looks like keying in passwords in iOS would soon be a thing in the past. Last month, 1Password, a popular password and security management app, demonstrated how its app would work on iOS 8, complete with Touch ID support and now, the company is demonstrating how 1Password works with third-party apps on Apple’s next mobile operation system update.
It has been long since HTC launched their last Windows Phone – the HTC 8X and 8S both of which were very well received by users. However, a recent rumour states that HTC is planning to launch their next Windows Phone with a moniker of their flagship line, the One.
[UPDATE - 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using Bitlocker on your Lumia, there is something you need to know before you decide to update your device. Read more for details.
Heads up, Nokia Lumia owners; the much awaited Lumia Cyan update is now on its way to you. First announced at Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this year, Lumia Cyan is packed with improvements and new features specifically made for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
However, the update is currently being roll out in stages which means that not everyone are going to receive Lumia Cyan at the same time.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, has recently confirmed that all versions of Windows OS ranging from computers to mobile phones will be merged into a single operating system. Nadella said that that by doing so, this means just one operating system will cover all screen sizes.
There is now concrete evidence that Google Now is a better assistant than Siri. An experiment has shown that Google Now had the edge over Siri by answering 86% of all the questions heard correctly compared to the 84% by Siri.
Gene Munster, an analyst of Piper Jaffray conducted a side-by-side comparison between Apple’s Siri and Google Now. With 800 questions being thrown at the two voice assistants, half of which were carried out outdoors and the other half indoors. The question were centred on five categories – local information, commerce, navigation, general information, and OS commands.
It appears that quite a number of Xiaomi Mi 3 users are facing connection problems with their Mi 3 after updating to Android 4.4.2 yesterday. Several users including myself have been disconnecting from the network every time a call has been made when connected to Maxis on 3G.
Google recently released an update to its Google Maps app bringing it to version 8.2. The update adds in new features including an in-navigation voice control, where you can easily navigate your way without the need of typing while driving. The new Voice control feature can be accessed from the bottom left icon on the main screen of the app.
As odd as it may seem, Apple and IBM have recently struck a partnership to tackle the mobile enterprise market. Both companies claim that the new partnership is not only complementary to their companies, but also to the end users as well.
Given the differences between Apple and IBM’s target markets and businesses ever since their rivalry on the first personal computer, this partnership is definitely surprising.